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Rites held for John Shepherd



John Henry Shepherd, 76, of Neon, died March 28 at Baptist Health Lexington Hospital in Lexington.

A son of the late Robert “Bob” and Ollie Adams Shepherd, he was a brother of the late Albert Shepherd, Jackie Shepherd, Dock Shepherd, Otes Shepherd, Dorothy Sidney Shepherd Cline, and Baby Girl Shepherd

Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Leatherwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. He was a 20-year member of the United Steel Workers.

Surviving are his wife, Anneatta Gail Riley Shepherd; two daughters, Ollieloretta Dessiemarie Shepherd of Neon and Tiffany Nichole Shepherd of Nicholasville; a brother, Alred Shepherd and wife Mable of Middlesboro; two sisters, Susie Shepherd Mabe and Annie Shepherd Deeb and husband Fred, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a brotherin law, John “Jim” Mabe; a sister-in-law, Hilda Faye Shepherd; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Shepherd were held April 1 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

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